DeSean Jackson Open Thread

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We’ll use this space to tie up some odds and ends with DeSean Jackson.

Check back for noteworthy Tweets, links, etc. Here is our main story on Jackson being released. And here is Jackson’s official statement.

2:57 – ESPN’s Adam Schefter says there is interest in Jackson already:

3:04 – Could there be a potential reunion with Andy Reid?

3:05 – Ron Rivera of the Panthers tells USA Today his squad would be interested:

“We’d be interested. He’s an intriguing player and we’ll take a look at him,” Rivera told USA TODAY Sports from the West Coast. “I just got word and this is surprising to hear. He’s an explosive player who has great vertical speed and is strong going to the ball.”

3:07 – Eagles center Jason Kelce wished Jackson luck on Twitter, but…

3:24 – A Panthers source tells PFT that the Panthers have no interest in Jackson.

6:37 – Another report linking Reid to Jackson:

6:38 – I thought this was interesting too:

Keep in mind that we’ll find out soon enough what teams think about the gang-related stuff when Jackson signs somewhere. Teams will do their homework and decide whether that is a serious concern or not really that big of a deal.

6:41 – Michael Vick chimes in. I still think the Jets make sense for Jackson:

SATURDAY

10:36 – Interesting note here on the Jets:

10:38 – Bucs head coach Lovie Smith tells the Tampa Bay Times his team could take a look at Jackson:

“I’ve had a chance to be on the other side of the field and have watched him make a lot of great plays,” Smith said. “He’s a great football player. Of course, we look at everyone we think can help us win.”

10:41 – Again, take reports like this with a grain of salt, but:

1:58 – This one’s not going to make anyone here happy:

7:04 – The Redskins’ interest appears to be legit:

7:05 – And there appear to be a number of teams legitimately interested:

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